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dumbgai
Member since Mar-10-07 · Last seen Mar-31-15
28 years old, USCF rating 1726. Personal best around 2100 blitz on ICC and Playchess. Around 1800 on FICS (handle: dumbgai). Inactive in OTB competition since 2011.

Beaten a handful of IMs online (mostly through flagging).

If anything I write on these pages offends you, feel free to hand me a beating on FICS.

I open with e4 as white and respond to e4 with e5, and d4 with d5.

Favorite players are Magnus Carlsen and Hou Yifan.

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   dumbgai has kibitzed 2456 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-31-15 FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015) (replies)
 
dumbgai: Regarding qualifying for the Candidates Tournament for the 2016 WC cycle from the 2015 World Cup: <The top two winners will qualify, unless one of them is Anand, in which case the third place winner will qualify.> Does this mean that the semifinal losers will face each other ...
 
   Mar-31-15 M Muzychuk vs D Harika, 2015 (replies)
 
dumbgai: Good job by Muzychuk, exploiting black's weak pawn structure.
 
   Mar-31-15 D Harika vs M Muzychuk, 2015
 
dumbgai: 83. Qe3?? a move that Harika will regret. Muzychuk won the next game to advance to the final.
 
   Mar-31-15 Yifan Hou (replies)
 
dumbgai: <zanzibar> Yeah, I have no idea what was going on in that photo shoot. It seems that Hou (as evidenced by her Weibo) knows better than the Oyster Magazine folks how to make herself look good.
 
   Mar-31-15 M Muzychuk vs Y Yuan, 2015
 
dumbgai: <Why in the world would you play 1 ... f7-f5?! if you need only a draw with Black to win the mini-match??> Because she probably doesn't know how to play anything else. The only other opening that Yuan has in the CG database against 1. d4 is the King's Indian, which is also ...
 
   Mar-26-15 N Pogonina vs Zhao Xue, 2015 (replies)
 
dumbgai: 54. Rf5 was too eager to trade down. Although BOOC is usually easier for the weaker side to draw without the rooks, in this case the white rook was effectively blocking the black king. It looks like she could have just shuffled her rook along the 5th-rank and black couldn't make ...
 
   Mar-23-15 M Sebag vs N Pogonina, 2015 (replies)
 
dumbgai: Chessbomb gives 81...Ra5 instead of ...h4 as holding the draw. The idea is that b6 allows a swap of rooks, so even though white promotes first, there is no mating net. I think John Nunn said that in KQR-KQR or KQQ-KQQ without pawns, whoever checks first wins. Because Q+R are able to
 
   Mar-19-15 T Kosintseva vs M A Gomes, 2015 (replies)
 
dumbgai: Yeah, she had a big advantage in this game but decided to go for a risky attack against the king that didn't work. Surely there must be a way here to play safely.
 
   Mar-18-15 Tingjie Lei vs D E Cori Tello, 2015
 
dumbgai: Given that black needed a win to force a tiebreak, she should have resigned after 73. Nxe2. Not only is the position winning for white, but even with a miracle draw by black she would be eliminated from the tournament. Making your opponent waste energy on almost an extra 50 moves in
 
   Mar-17-15 Koneru vs Ayah Moaataz, 2015 (replies)
 
dumbgai: Not bad, black managed to make 30 legal moves and a few of them were even good moves!
 
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